SEND provision: requirements and best practice audit

Complete our audit to have total confidence you've got everything in place for pupils with SEND and are meeting the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.

Last reviewed on 16 November 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our audit
  2. Admissions arrangements
  3. Staffing requirements
  4. Working with parents
  5. The local offer
  6. SEND-related policies and documents
  7. EHC plans

Download our audit

Use it to check the status of your provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

It covers:

  • Your requirements, as set out in the SEND Code of Practice 
  • Things you should do, as set out in the same document 
  • Best practice tips from our associate expert, Lorraine Petersen 

Read on for further details and links to additional reading for the main areas of the audit. These sections are also based on the SEND Code of Practice.

Admissions arrangements

Pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans

When a school has been named on a child’s EHC plan, the school must admit the pupil (SEND Code of Practice, paragraph 9.83).

Find out what to do if your school has been named, but you feel unable to meet the needs of the pupil.

Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) but no EHC plan